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In Theaters October 10 (18 days)
From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain's Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""A sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills.""
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
"there's too little of a story here for it to cohere"
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Racket
"For a movie about reaching for the stars, One Chance sets its sights curiously low."
‑ , Daily Record [UK]
"It's mush all right, but it's not whether something is mush that matters, it's how well it's done. And this is very well-prepared mush - purified cornball, if you will - served up with a terrific central performance by James Corden."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Driving the entire film with supreme confidence and effortless presence is a parallel star-is-born story: the performance by James Corden."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The problem with the film is that Paul Potts's life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Poignant and funny tale of a bully victim's revenge."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"There's really no suspense in this bright red bucket of sap. We know what happens to our unlikely hero on a professional level: He gets famous."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"The film will appeal to those who love such British underdog stories as The Full Monty, Brassed Off and Billy Elliot."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"A hero's journey on an operatic scale, One Chance brings together a wonderful, beneficial cinematic storm of a great story, superbly cast & performed and directed with exactly the right balance of heart and tension"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"An utterly formulaic but sweet movie that does what a crowd-pleaser is meant to do."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Yes, this plays as sentimental and inoffensive as a winner's first record, but it's also packed with genuine heart."
‑ Cara Nash, FILMINK (Australia)
"One might wistfully wish for something more earthy in tone (that is, more Brassed Off than The Full Monty). It's great fun, though."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"I'm not dissing the achievements of Paul Potts but this is a formulaic exercise in "feel good" cinema that fails to recreate this inspirational tale."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"The film is wonderful: uplifting, funny, tense and moving all at once"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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